Politics

The Scary Social Security Crisis

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Mon, 08/16/2010

 Once again, false predictions are being made about the "crisis" in funding our universal retirement program -- Social Security.  Tom Becker reads from two pieces (here and here) by Dave Lindorff published in Counterpunch and The Smirking Chimp.

6:19 minutes (3.62 MB)

The Melting Pot on 08/17/10

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The Melting Pot
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Tue, 08/17/2010 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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ZION I Featured Artist

THE MELTING POT 8/17/10 Featured Artist - ZION I

Tune in tonight 8-10pm(PST) for an exclusive interview with AMP LIVE from Zion I

on Dr.J's "THE MELTING POT" 90.7fm in Portland Or, Online @www.KBOO.fm/listen

Joe returns from vacation to join Abe in taking a snapshot of the body politic.

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Tue, 08/17/2010

 Joe returns from vacation to join Abe in taking a snapshot of the body politic.

56:09 minutes (25.71 MB)

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 08/17/10

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Tue, 08/17/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Joe returns from vacation to join Abe in taking a snapshot of the body politic.

It's summer. It's hot, it's sticky, and an election looms in November. What can we expect? Nearly halfway through President Obama's first term, what is the state of the American zeitgeist? Has the president delivered on his promise of hope and change? Are the Teabaggers worth taking seriously (no, really ...)? Have we shrugged off the toxic malaise of the Bush Years? What can we expect on Election Day?

And perhaps most importantly, do Abe and Joe have anything worth saying?

Political Perspectives on 08/18/10

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Wed, 08/18/2010 - 9:00am - 9:30am
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Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness

Hosts Jay Thiemeyer and Jenny Westberg interview Robert Whitaker, author of the new book "Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America." Whitaker's previous book was "Mad in America."

Whitaker talks about learning that between 1987 and 2007 the number of Americans disabled due to mental illness more than doubled despite a huge annual psychotropic drug tab. When he probed into clinical studies in prestigious scientific journals he noticed a shocking anomaly. Psychiatric drugs have repeatedly been shown to worsen mental illness.

Islamic Center and Mosque at Ground Zero

About a decade ago, a friend and I visited the infamous Dachau concentration camp, just outside Munich Germany.   As a Jew the experience was intense and overwhelming.  We visited the barracks, gas chambers, crematorium, and later the cemetery where untold remains of hundreds of thousands of our people are buried. 

The last place we visited was a small chapel.  It was tastefully built in a way that you would not know it was not original to the site. Although it was clearly a church, perhaps run by a local monastic order, it was appropriate and welcoming to all.

1953 Coup D'etat in Iran, and BP-CIA's role in it.

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Fri, 08/13/2010

August 19th will be the 57th anniversary of a Coup D'etat in Iran that removed democratically elected Prime Minister Dr. Mohammed Mossadegh and brought back the Shah.

57:13 minutes (52.39 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour August 9th (incomplete)

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Mon, 08/09/2010

The theme of today's show - hosted by Bill Resnick (on the left) -  could aptly be called "South of the Border." Virtually all of the show turns its eyes to South American politics, but also the harsh realities of humanitarian aid.  It features South American rebel-music by Intli-illimani, which Bill discusses in the end. Below are links to the other portions of the show.

1. Jan Haaken and Fran Michel review Oliver Stone's new movie about the South American political landscape, "South of the Border."

2. Bill interviews Mark Weisbrot, co-author of South of the Border, about the rise and status of South American popular governments.

66:18 minutes (30.35 MB)

Voices from the Edge on 08/12/2010

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Fri, 08/13/2010

This week Mayor Adams and other officials announced support for an "iconic" ten-lane bridge across the Columbia River.

What does the community really need?

Dave and JoAnne talked with members of the Third Bridge Now project about an alternative, they say relieves traffic congestion while preserving neighborhood livability and safety.

 

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54:11 minutes (49.6 MB)

Voices of the Middle East on 08/13/10

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Fri, 08/13/2010 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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BP and Coup of 1953 in Iran, and the CIA's role in it
BP and Coup of 1953 in Iran, and the CIA's role in it.
 

August 19th will be the 57th anniversary of a Coup D'etat in Iran that removed democratically elected Prime Minister Dr. Mohammed Mossadegh and brought back the Shah.  BP's recent operations in the Gulf of Mexico has brought back the references to the coup and it is time to revisit the history of the Coup once again to better understand what people of Iran felt at the time when a company like BP was instigating regime change and CIA was implementing it.

 

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